The Expanded Universe of Harry Potter Quiz

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About This Quiz

The ever-expanding Harry Potter universe is getting some new additions in 2016, a movie and play among them. Let's see how much you know about the newest members of the canon.

What's the name of the Harry Potter-related movie due out in November 2016?

The newest cinematic addition to the Harry Potter universe is "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them."

Who wrote the movie "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them"?

Rowling didn't write any of the Harry Potter movies, but she is the screenwriter on "Fantastic Beasts."

When did Rowling write the "Fantastic Beasts" book?

Rowling wrote the book in 2001 as a companion to the novels.

The main character in "Fantastic Beasts" is a man mentioned in the first Harry Potter novel. Who is he?

Newton Scamander, better known as Newt, is the protagonist of the film.

Why is Scamander mentioned in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"?

Scamander is a former Hogwarts student who wrote the "Fantastic Beasts" textbook that Harry had to buy.

To which house did Scamander belong while he was a student at Hogwarts?

Scamander was a Hufflepuff.

What is Newton Scamander's profession?

Scamander is a magizoologist — he studies magical creatures.

When does "Fantastic Beasts" take place?

The movie takes place in the 1920s, long before Harry is born.

Where does "Fantastic Beasts" take place?

"Fantastic Beasts" takes place in New York City.

What is Scamander's most important magical belonging?

Scamander hides magical creatures in his suitcase, which has an Undetectable Extension Charm on it.

What's the significance of "Fantastic Beasts" character Jacob Kowalski?

Jacob Kowalski is the first muggle main character in a Harry Potter film.

The "Fantastic Beasts" movie introduces the American wizarding world. What's the American word for muggle?

It's been revealed that American muggles are called "no-majs."

What's the American version of the Ministry of Magic?

It's the Magical Congress of the United States of America, or MACUSA.

Do any of the Harry Potter characters we know appear in the film?

Nope, there are no familiar characters in the film.

Who's the only character from the Harry Potter books to be mentioned in "Fantastic Beasts"?

In the trailer, Dumbledore is mentioned as one of Scamander's professors at Hogwarts.

The director of the "Fantastic Beasts" movie also directed the final four Potter films. What's his name?

David Yates, one of the four "Harry Potter" directors, got the nod for "Fantastic Beasts."

"Fantastic Beasts" is one of three books in "The Hogwarts Library" boxed set. What's one of the other ones?

It's the Quidditch history book.

And what's the third book in the set?

"The Tales of Beedle the Bard" is also in the boxed set.

How was "Beedle the Bard" introduced in the novels?

Dumbledore bequeaths a copy to Hermione, and they eventually discover it holds the secret of the Deathly Hallows.

What's the most important story in "Beedle the Bard"?

"The Tale of the Three Brothers" reveals the three Deathly Hallows.

How many copies of "The Tales of Beedle the Bard" were published in its first run?

J.K. Rowling handwrote all seven copies in the first edition.

How much did Amazon pay at auction for one of those copies of "Beedle the Bard"?

Amazon shelled out about $3 million.

What's the name of the Harry Potter play opening in London in 2016?

The production of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" was announced in 2013.

Is the play a prequel to the Harry Potter books?

Nope, it's a sequel — the official eighth installment in the series.

How many years after the end of "Deathly Hallows" does "Cursed Child" take place?

"Cursed Child" picks up right when the "Deathly Hallows" epilogue ends — 19 years after the main action.

The play was announced on June 26, 2015. What's the significance of that date?

"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" came out on June 26, 1997.

When does the play premiere in 2016?

The opening date is July 30, 2016.

The "Cursed Child" books will be released the next day, July 31. What's the significance of this date?

Harry was born on July 31, 1980.

Who shares Harry's birthday?

Rowling gave Harry her own birthday.

The main character of "Cursed Child" is one of Harry's sons. What's his first name?

His name is Albus Severus Potter.

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